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Letter to the editor concerning “Electrospun and 3D printed polymeric materials for one-stage critical-size long bone defect regeneration inspired by the Masquelet technique: Recent Advances”

  • Markus Laubach
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    Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling, and Manufacturing (M3D Innovation), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia

    ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

    Centre for Biomedical Technologies, School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
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  • Dietmar W. Hutmacher
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    Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Multiscale 3D Imaging, Modelling, and Manufacturing (M3D Innovation), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia

    ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

    Centre for Biomedical Technologies, School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia

    Max Planck Queensland Centre on the Materials Science for Extracellular Matrices, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
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Published:November 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2022.11.011
      Dear Editor, we read with great interest the article by Ganguly et al., titled “Electrospun and 3D printed polymeric materials for one-stage critical-size long bone defect regeneration inspired by the Masquelet technique: Recent Advances” [
      • Ganguly P.
      • Jones E.
      • Panagiotopoulou V.
      • Jha A.
      • Blanchy M.
      • Antimisiaris S.
      • et al.
      Electrospun and 3D printed polymeric materials for one-stage critical-size long bone defect regeneration inspired by the Masquelet technique: recent Advances.
      ]. This review is part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research project Smart Bone Regeneration (SBR) which aims to improve treatment options for patients with large bone defects (https://www.smart-bone-regeneration.eu/). Current literature supports the observation that personalized 3D-printed biodegradable implants may offer great opportunities for treatment of critical-size long bone defects [
      • Laubach M.
      • Suresh S.
      • Herath B.
      • Wille M.L.
      • Delbrück H.
      • Alabdulrahman H.
      • Hutmacher D.W.
      • Hildebrand F.
      Clinical translation of a patient-specific scaffold-guided bone regeneration concept in four cases with large long bone defects.
      ,
      • Castrisos G.
      • Gonzalez Matheus I.
      • Sparks D.
      • Lowe M.
      • Ward N.
      • Sehu M.
      • et al.
      Regenerative matching axial vascularisation of absorbable 3D-printed scaffold for large bone defects: a first in human series.
      ]. Inspired by the Masquelet technique the authors propose the single-surgery treatment strategy of combining an electrospun membrane with an additively manufactured polymeric 3D-printed implant.
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